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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
Scores from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
Scores from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
Scores from the 3rd round
Golf Today report of last years event
 Dates: Friday, February 11th through Sunday, February 13th

 Site: Pelican Marsh Golf Club, Naples, Florida

 Course Architect: Robert von Hagge (1996)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 6,960

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 371 Yds       10 - Par 4 395 Yds

               2 - Par 5 522 Yds       11 - Par 4 420 Yds

               3 - Par 4 425 Yds       12 - Par 3 186 Yds

               4 - Par 3 178 Yds       13 - Par 5 533 Yds

               5 - Par 4 433 Yds       14 - Par 4 411 Yds

               6 - Par 5 552 Yds       15 - Par 4 438 Yds

               7 - Par 4 405 Yds       16 - Par 5 502 Yds

               8 - Par 3 171 Yds       17 - Par 3 159 Yds

               9 - Par 4 421 Yds       18 - Par 4 438 Yds

                   -------------            -------------

                    36 3,478 Yds             36 3,482 Yds

 

 Annual: 13th

 Defending Champion: Allen Doyle

 Runner-up: Vicente Fernandez

 Tournament Record: 197 (Jimmy Powell, 1992)

 36-Hole Record: 131 (Al Geiberger, 1996)

 18-Hole Record: 63 (Mike Hill, 1994; Al Geiberger, 1996)

 Total Purse: $1,200,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $180,000; 2nd Place - 105,600; 3rd Place - 86,400

 

                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

 ------                -----              ------                 -----

 Allen Doyle            203               Bruce Summerhays        209

 Vicente Fernandez      208               Isao Aoki               210

 George Archer          209               Jose Maria Canizares    210

 Graham Marsh           209               Walter Hall             210

 Larry Nelson           209               John Mahaffey           210

 

         Past ACE Group Classic Winners and Runners-Up

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 1999 -- Allen Doyle (203) -- Vicente Fernandez

 1998 -- Gil Morgan (210) -- Dale Douglass, Ray Floyd

 1997 -- Hale Irwin (201) -- Bob Murphy

 1996 -- Al Geiberger (202) -- Isao Aoki

 1995 -- #Bob Murphy (137) -- Ray Floyd

 1994 -- Mike Hill (201) -- Tom Wargo

 1993 -- Mike Hill (202) -- Dave Stockton

 1992 -- Jimmy Powell (197) -- Lee Trevino

 1991 -- Lee Trevino (205) -- Dale Douglass

 1990 -- Lee Trevino (200) -- Bruce Crampton

 1989 -- Gene Littler (209) -- Harold Henning

 1988 -- Gary Player (207) -- Dave Hill

 

 # - rain shortened

 

 Note: Previously called Aetna Challenge (1988-92), Better Homes and

       Gardens Challenge (1993), Intellinet Challenge (1994-95), Greater

       Naples Intellinet Challenge (1996), LG Championship (1997-98).

 

                      Top Contenders in the Field

                      ---------------------------

 

 Allen Doyle       - Defending Champion, 16th on money list, no top-10's

 George Archer     - Won season-opening MasterCard Championship

 Hugh Baiocchi     - Tied for 5th last week, 10th on money list

 Jim Dent          - Finished 3rd last week with plus-15 in Stableford scoring

 Vicente Fernandez - Only Senior Tour player with two top-10's this year

 Bruce Fleisher    - Defended his title last week at Royal Caribbean with win

 Ray Floyd         - 17th on money list, tied for 34th last week

 Larry Nelson      - Shot final round of 79 last week to tie for 42nd

 Arnold Palmer     - Wouldn't it be great to see the King do well

 Gary Player       - Won Senior Skins game, a win here is a possibility

 Lee Trevino       - Two-time winner of this event, runner-up in 1992

 Lanny Wadkins     - Making his Senior Tour debut, has 21 PGA Tour victories

 Tom Watson        - 34 career PGA wins, has one Senior win to his credit


 

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